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How can I explain my code in Code Review

I am new to Code Review and I am really enthusiastic to post my code for the problems that took me hours to crack. It has really helped me upgrading my poor logic and unoptimized code blocks and ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Code Review?

Stack Overflow changed the way they sort answers: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes (...
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Is asking why code I know is bad on-topic for Code Review?

I have some code I know is bad practice. And I only want to know why it is bad practice. So I can justify changing it to my non-tech boss. Is Code Review a good place to ask?
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In general, we remove "chatty" phrases like "Thanks in advance" in questions as unnecessary for the site. Should we apply the same standard to answers and remove things like "...
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Community ♦ has gained sentience and is posting bad comments, what should I do?

On Thursday the review queues changed. Whilst the change is hopefully for the better in the long term. In, hopefully, the short term, [5] the release has a number of issues. [1] There are a few I'd ...
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Does Code Review require OPs to provide an MRE?

I read and searched the Help Center. But I didn't find anything about MRE. Does it mean that Code Review doesn't require MREs?
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Should we automatically close old zombies?

There are a few views of "unanswered" questions on Code Review: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Unanswered ("Questions" on left sidebar, "unanswered" ...
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I am conducting several academic studies on how developers perform code reviews. The studies involve interviews and/or surveys. Would it be appropriate to post a link to a survey form/interview ...
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Let's update the tour- what should be added?

Last year we updated the modal for new users. There are many comments left on posts, especially new posts, asking OPs to "take the tour" (especially when a post is off-topic). The tour has ...
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September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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How to best motivate posters to migrate their question to another site?

It often happens that people post a question that is not suitable for the site they posted it on, but should rather go to another Stack Exchange site. Sometimes this is made easy using some of the ...
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Codereview building blocks [duplicate]

There are some unfortunate habits most beginners — and even some experienced! — programmers make. For example, in Python it is common to not know about PEP8 ...
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The auto-chat link is not appearing in this very, very long comments section: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/a/261592/25834 Note: The comments have since been moved to chat manually by ...
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"I'm Done" option disabled

I tried to review this question, once I was done, I tried to click on I'm Done radio button, but I can't (it is disabled). I can only choose No action needed, but I decided to skip instead. The last ...
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Are responses to specific interview questions on-topic?

Tangentially related to the unanswered Can I legally post my solution to a company's coding test? I realize that generic interview prep questions are on-topic - that's why we have the interview-...
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Could I provide a url to my git repository and ask someone to review my project? [duplicate]

I recently had to write a program with unit tests as a coding assignment for a job. I didn't get the job and didn't get much feedback about my program. Would it be appropriate to explain what the ...
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What makes a CSS question opinion based or not?

Since CSS is about the aesthetical layout of a web page, I guess it's easy to ask opinion based questions. I guess that asking about reusability of some CSS code would not be opinion-based. On the ...
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Request to add an extra moderator given the 2021 election results

Given we just had the election, after seeing how close the final results were (the final elimination was a margin of 0.04%), I would like to formally request that Mast be instated as a moderator. ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Code Review's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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I don't think I earned the "Teacher" badge

My first answer earned me three bronze badges, which was nice, but I don't feel that I deserved one of them: Teacher Answer a question with score of 1 or more. Either I made an error in parsing the ...
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Why was my question closed for Missing Review Context?

I asked a question and provided all the relevant code. How could make this Django logging middleware more efficient? After one comment I asked what they wanted to see but people just closed it. My ...
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"Find out how review queues work" pop-up even after 1k reviews

I don't participate as often as I used to on this site. But I still have about 1k reviews on my account. So I was sort of surprised when I saw this pop-up today: My questions are: Is this a bug? Is ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Tags for social platforms

We have a tag for twitter (not to be confused with twitter-bootstrap). We also have questions about Whatsapp and Telegram, but those questions don't have specific tags yet. In my opinion, we have 2 ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election - Nomination Requests

In light of the currently running nomination phase of the 2021 Community Moderator Election, I want to add this question as a place for the community to nudge candidates on the edge into actually ...
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Should we have a "clone" or "deep copy" tag?

I was going to tag this question with either "clone" or "deep copy" or "deep clone" but it appears we have no such tag. If as a community we feel this tag is worth ...
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When making a modification to a program, what do we include in the review?

In this question here I made a modification to a program: Nintendo Nightmare [any%] Speedrun Bot (17:37) Am I required to include the entire program’s source as part of the code to be reviewed? ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it on the election page. Code Review is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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How should I structure my post if my code is over 400 lines?

My code is around 480 lines and a little over 13,000 characters(12,000 if not counting spaces). It consists almost entirely of headers and implementation files, with a very short main.cpp. Should I ...
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'tis the season of new beginnings

It's spring and that means there's a lot of new beginnings out in the world. One of these new beginnings will be a couple of new moderators for this site. As many of the moderators serving this site ...
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Is it okay to update code of an off-topic question using code from an answer?

While the consensus is that it is not okay to add someone else's linked code to a question, there is a post that is off-topic where the OP added an answer with code that would make the question on-...
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MathJax is really eager to be applied to posts

When writing a MathJax heavy post I noticed a couple of bugs. For reference, here is an example of how the MathJax should look:  a_{i+1} = \begin{cases} \frac{a_i}{2} & \text{if \$a_i \% 2 =...
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When I review posts in the low quality posts queue, sometimes I stumble upon answers which provide alternative solutions instead of reviewing the OP's code. It would be nice to add this entry (...
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Why vote for Code Review questions?

On other Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow sites, voting is used as a form of quality control. High quality questions get lots of votes and are seen by many, low quality questions get negative scores and ...
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What was wrong with my question? [duplicate]

My question eLearning webapp made with Django was recently closed for: Authorship of code: Since Code Review is a community where programmers improve their skills through peer review, we require that ...
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Why delete a lone upvoted answer on a CR question?

I see this post has one deleted answer that has some good advice and received three upvotes. Why was it deleted? My presumption is the user was aiming to earn the disciplined badge but perhaps there ...
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I don't understand the negative feedback on my question

I don't understand the negative feedback on my question Library to uniformly present runtime errors, exceptions, and login errors exceptions Can anyone help me improve the post, without going out of ...
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Stop focusing editor when clicking "run code snippet"

When creating a post that has one or more code snippets and I click "Run code snippet" the page scrolls back to the post's textarea. Since the code snippets are normally at the end of posts, ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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I am shocked by the migration of How to use multiple if-statements once? to Stack Overflow. It is not broken code and it is not asking for any behavioral changes. Unfortunately I cannot see the ...
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Should an "ancient" question that would be rejected now be nominated for closing?

This seven year old question was recently edited to update some of the links in it. However, this question would nowadays be rejected as not-reviewable code. Should such old questions be nominated for ...
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Is, or should, comment reviewing be on-topic for this site?

Source code commenting is essential to the maintainability, readability, and quality of code. Are reviews for such comments on-topic on this site? Alternatively, do we want these types of questions on ...
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Create [x86-64] synonym for [amd-64]

On Stack Overflow, the x86-64 tag is the main tag for questions about 64 bit extensions to the Intel x86 architecture. The amd64 tag is a synonym. Here on Code Review, the amd64 tag exists (and only ...
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Burninate [heuristic]

The heuristic tag has only one question, no description, no synonyms and no wiki entry. The only question using it has four other tags and a comment pointing out that the use of the word "...
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Are Epic and Legendary badges obsolete?

Since it's hat season again, I actually looked at all of the badges and things associated with my account here on Code Review. One thing I noticed is that I am about halfway to "epic" which ...
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Recently I noticed twice that my comments under answers (answer 1 and answer 2) were gone several days after they were posted. In answer 2, only part of the comments, which I actually referred to in ...
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Why did I receive this moderator message?

I got a moderator message informing me that I've made some bad reviews. However, I failed to see which ones they are pointing at. Can you please show me? I've made 21 reviews in total.
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Revision page now fails the x-overflow

I was looking at the revisions for one of the questions, and noticed that the horizontal clipping is broken. To verify that it wasn't one of my extensions doing so, I opened in an incognito window as ...